OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Parents in Monmouth County are upset over the fact that a music teacher at Ocean Township High School is being charged with sex crimes.

The teacher, Arthur Ernst III, 24, was arrested in a child pornography investigation after state police searched his Cranford home.

Police in Colorado contacted New Jersey State Police after Ernst became the focus of their investigation. Ernst is accused of possessing child pornography, sending obscene material to a child in Colorado and endangering the welfare of the child.

Ernst is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, and has been on staff at the Boy Scouts of America's Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway for 10 years.